jj ji htjnfinFj wij. mJtPJBwisaf'' TROOPS ARE REM American Government Fears Out break of Chinese Fury. WORSE THAN ME BOXER AFFAIR CONGRESS RESUMES. Throe Regiments At Manila Ready to Sail Boycott Expands Into i Hatred of Americans. Washington, Jan. 0. Tho govern, incut will not niltnlt thnt It la worried over tho situation In China, lint it Is known that conditions there nro caus ing grave concern. It Is reported thnt three regiments nt Manila havo been ordered hold In readiness to proceed to China at once. Kvcry preparation Is being made to protect American life nnd property in tho eniplro. Grave reporta of unrest havo come from consuls. Private adlcea receive! nro not so conservative as tho ofllcial ones. Thoy express the fear that an uprising worso than tho Roxor revolu tion will break out beforo many months. Tho boycott Inflamed Chlneeo animosi ty against the Americans, wnen trio Chinese realised their power, It Is said, tho step from commercial to personal hatrod was but a short ono. The situation is represented by high authority Is much graver than has been intimated by tho State department. Houso Takes Up Consideration of Philippine Tariff" Dill. Washington, Jan. 4. Tho cause of tho Filipino was advanced on tho floor of tho houso by the Itepubllcan leador, Payne, (or Hourly our hours today. Ho represented the views of the major' Ity of tho ways and means commlttse on tho Philippine tariff reducing tho duties on sugar and tobacco to "5 tier cent of tho Dlngley tariff rates and d- mlttlug other products of tho islands to the United Htates ireo of duty, Ho foro and following Mr. Payno's speech brief discussions Indicated that there is to bo a protracted debato on tho mean uro, and that tho Itepubllcan opponents representing tho cano and beet sugar Interests of this country will speak and voto ngainst tho bill. J L i-JJJLL-l- 'L imii lumnji OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST FAVORS PHILIPPINE DILL. Clark, of Missouri, Occupies House Floor for Three Hours. Washington, Jan. 6. "Champ Clark Democracy" was expounded to tho de light and entertainment of tho houso for thrco hours today by Clark, of Mis souri, and constituted tho feature of tho debato on tho Phlllpplno tariff bill. Clark's speech took a wido range and ho labeled his political beliefs as above, in answer to a question as to what kind of a Democrat ho really was. Ho talked of tho Philippines and favored tho pending bill; ho discussed the gen eral tariff question and In particular tho Gorman tariff situation. Ho re viewed William J. Hryan'a record on silver and paid his respects in charac teristic oratory to Itepubllcan leaders. He ascribed future greatness to what ho tormed the "stand pat" disciples and declared that one of these, Secre tary 8haw, whoso rocord as secretary of tho Treasury Included, ho said, classi fying frogs' legs as poultry and ponies as "household articles" for tho collec tion of reTcnuo was a logical Republi can presidential possibility, unless tho mantle should fall on "tho gray and grluled speaker, Undo Joe Cannon." Fordnoy, of Michigan, opposed tho measure. Ho expressed tils disgust that tho bill was made to roprseut a movement under the nanieofreciproe ity." He reviewed exhaustively the sugar beet industry and argued earn estly for its protection against compe tition with the Philippines. Fordney cioncluded at 6 o'clock, when tho houso adjourned until tomorrow. In the Senate. Washington, Jan. 4. After waiting for almost a year, R. M. La Folletto appeared in the senate when it recon vened today, after tho holiday recces, to claim Ilia seat as senator from Wiscon sin, and tho oath of olllco was admin istered to him by Vice President Fair banks. Tho ceremony was witnessed by a crowded gallery, which manifest ed much Interest In tho proceedings. After La Folletto had signed the oath which he had taken, ho was again joined by Spoouer and escorted to tho seat assigned him among those Repub licans who have scuts on tho Demo cratic aide of thejehambcr. Assignments of La Folletto and Gcarln to committees was made as fol lows: La Folletto Potomac river front, chairman; census, civil service, claims, Immigration, Indian affairs andjpen sions. Gearin Claims, pensions, forts nnd fortifications, Industliial exposition, national banks and District of Colum bia. Simmons resigned from tho last- named committee to make room for the Oregon senator. The senato discussed at some length a proposition to reprint a magcxlno ar ticle by Rowlands, entitled "A Demo crat in tho Philippines," and also a resolution for tho regulation of senato patronage. Doth were adopted. A resolution calling for information con cerning tho status of affairs in Santo iromingo was presented by unman, who made an unsuccessful effort to se cure immediate consideration of it. Galliuger had expected to open tho debato upon tho merchant marine shipping hill today, but, when tho bill was laid beforo the senate, ho asked to bo excused from talking until next Monday, when the bill will bo formally taken up as the uuflnished business. After a brief executive session, tho senato adjourned until Monday. ONTARIO DOOMS. Values Raise When Short Lino Pur chases Ton-Acre Terminals. Ontario Tho boom In Ontario real estate, on account of tho announce ments and predictions in rallornd cir cles In tho past few months, is hero. iuo cnmax camo wmi iiiu announce ment of purchase by tho Oregon Short Lino ct terminal grounds hero ten acres in extent. Thoro is only ono meaning for such a purchase, In tho opinion of almost everyone who hears of it, and that Is thnt Ontario is now irrevocably decided on as tho junction point of tho proposed enst and west line across Oregon with tho Oregon Short Lino and tho Ilarri man transcontinental system. Tho result of tho announcement of tho purchase was electrifying. Heal estate prices at once went soaring. In some instances, it is stated, laud has doubled in value In a few days, and thero seems to bo no let up in the ail vancoasyot. High as tho prices nro, compared with those ol a few months ago, tliere Is still plenty of demand. Now men aro arriving on every train. Kucli seems to have some money, and each is apparently anxious to get it in vested as speedily as possible. COUNTY REPORTS SLOW. Secretary of State Will Ask Legisla ture to Provide Penalty. 8alem The summary of the tax val uation of Clackamas county lust receiv ed at the olllco ot tho secretary of state, shows a total valuation of $11,(108,045 for the year 11)09, as against 10,304 ,000 lor trie year 11)04. All the counties except Iatne, Mal heur, Grant and Curry have tiled their reports with the secretary ot atato tor this year. According ,tn the law all the reports of tho several counties should have lieeu filed not later than November 1, but as thero is no penalty for falling to comply with the law, the secretary cannot compel tho county courts or Wo county clerks to send In their reports until tiiey get ready. It is the intention to ask tho next legislature to provide a penalty to bo assessed against the counties for neglect in this regard. MANY HUN1ERS IN OREGON. Report of Qamo Warden Oaker Gives Some Interesting Statistics. Salem Game Warden J. W. linker's annual report shows that 17,000 of tiie inhabitants of Oregon aro hunters, not taking into consideration the farmers who hunt over their own lauds, and aro, therefore, not required to pay the yearly tax of (1. Fees received amounted to $17,421, some of which came from nonresident hunters, who paid $10 for the privilege of killing wild game In tho state; $100.40 was collected as flues for hunt ing without a license. Tho game wnrdoii expended $7,202,25, leaving a balance of $10,325.16. This will bo available at onco for deputies as soon as necessary. From the general appropriation fund, tho wardon receiv ed $1,(102.78 for salary and traveling expenses and $2,41)11.88 was used fot salaries and expenses of deputy war dens, making a total expenditure for the year of $11,4111.01 for tho protec tion and propagation of game. Violations of the law have1 been less frequent this year than for some time, but Justices of tho penco are not Inclin ed to Impose severe penalties. hlglity-lour persons were convicted and tlned for violation of the game laws, the lines averaging $10. lias the BRITAIN READY TO STRIKE. MAY STIR UP OLD PEKIN. Chinese Students Threaten to Return En Masse From Japan. Pekin, Jan. 0. The Chinese stu dents in Japan, who number 8,000, have struck against trie attempts of the government to subject them o otlicial supervision. They nro threatening to return to China as a body. If this threat should be rarried out, it would prove a disturbing element here, as the sympathies of the majority of the students are anti-foreign and autl dynastic. A notable movement has recently begun hero In the establishment of ectiools tor the education of women, under tho direction ot several princess es, with Japanese ladles as volunteer teachers. All tiie schools are crowded with girjs from leading families. Four teen Mongolian princesses have arrived at Pekin for the purposes of seeking instruction in the European languages. Eastern Roads to Submit. Washington, Jan. 6. Through a committee representing the traflfllc managers ot tho Kastern trunk lines, which came hero yesterday, assurance has been given tho Interstate Com merce commission that the roads have indicated a desire to comply with tho law iu respect to the granting of re bates and other special privileges, ho! lowing a conference of the tratllc man agers with the commission, some da) s ago, this committee has been at work securing pledges to this end, and the announcement is Just made. No Retaliatory Measures. Washington, Jan, 0, -A motion was taken by tho house leaders today which will assure no effort at retaliation by congress upon the railroads for refus ing railroad passes to members. Fol lowing a public Interview by General Urosveuur, ot Ohio, yesterday, advo cating retaliation, Speaker Cannon, Chairman Overstreet, of the -committee ou postotlkf a and postroads, and other leaders held a conference hit uight, at which the agreement was reached. Would Have Smashed Rojectvensky If Togo Had Lost. .St. Petersburg, Jan. 5. The remark- ablo allegation that the llrltish fleet was held in readiness to destroy the Russian fleet, if the battle of the Sea of Japan had gone in the Russians' favor, Is made by Admiral Rojcstveuaky in a letter published in tho Novoe Vremya today with the permission of tho min ister ot marine. Referring to the absolute secrecy of Admiral Togo in regard to the disposl tion of his forces, Rojestveusky de clared that "this was unknown even to the admiral of the Ilritish fleet allied with the Japanese, who concentrated his forces at Wei Hal Wei. in expecta tion ot receiving an order to annihilate the Russian fleet, if this, the final ob ject of Great Britain, was beyond the power ot the Japanese." From Admiral Rojestvcnsky'a ac count ot his tactics in tho battle ol the Sea of Japan, the reader is almost convinced that the Russian commander outmauouvereu .uiuirai logo at everv point, arid was himself tha real victor. He delares he knew Admiral Togo's exact wherealiouta two daj s beforo the bittle. made his disposition according ly and entered tho tight with his eyes open. Mr. Sprinir-Rice. the Ilritish oharire d'affairs, without waiting for instruc tions from his government, demanded an explanation from Foreign Minister Lamsdorff this atternoon ot the state ments contained In the admiral's letter to the Novoe Vremya. Prison Cost 512,000, Salem Secretary Gatcns, of tho Stato Prison board, has completed his report, showing the amount expended during the year for improvements at the penitentiary as $ll' 185 82. Of this $0,003 12 came from tho "revolv ing fund" and $5,622.70 from tho gen eral maintenance fund. What Is term od the "revolving fund" is made up of tho annual rental of tho foundry $2,400. This amount is used to keep the found ry and machine shops In repair. The foundry and machine shops were entire ly remodeled during the summor. Paint Factory for Sslem. Salem At a special meeting of the Greater balern Commercial club, I). H. Wyatt, who owns a paint mine near Walker, presented a proposition to es tablish a paint factory In Salem. Mr. Wyatt claims to own a mine from which first class paint material can bo botained. After the proposition had been heard a committee was appointed as follows, to investigate the matter: II. 8. Gile, Professor Staley, Gideon Stolx and J. J. Graham. Corporations Must Pav Fee. Salem Attorney General CrawforJ, in resonee to a query from Secretary Dunbar, holds that all corporations must pay the annual llccnro fee from and after the datu of filing their incor poration papers with the secretary of atato. A number of corporations have not organised for tho transaction of business after filing their articles, and they claim exemption from the annual license fro until such time as they shall organise for business. That Woman May Vote. Salem Governor Chamberlain Issued a proclamation notifying legal voters ot this stato that an initia tive petition has been filed in the olllco ot the secretary ot state proposing an equal stiff rairo amendment to the con stitution. Tho proclamation recites thnt the petition contains IM'04 sluna- turcs, properly certified, ami that this number being sutllclent, tho proponed amendment will lie submitted to a vote of tho people at the general election on Juno 4, 1000. Irrigation Promises Much. Kcho Tho announcement that the government would complete the Irriga tion system here ban stimulated busi ness. Work is being rushed on tho big Furnish ditch, which is to bo taken over ty the government when coiupM- ed. Over 100 men aro now employed and nearly ns many teams. Ttiert. aro now 10 now buildings under construc tion, but progress is retarded by the In ability of the two lumber companies to furnish material a fat as needed. Snow a Doon to Wallowa County. Wallowa Thrro has been a decided fall in temperature since early in De cerning, but snow has fallen tosufllclent depth to make sleighing very agreeable. Nearly all the farmers and runny others are making good use ot the sleighing privelego. The Jos-ph-F.lgln Stage company, is now carrying passengers and mall on bobsleds. Much better time is made now than by using their coaches. While the road remains fror en and no chinook occurs, sleighing will bo the easiest mrans to bring in freight from outside points. RENEW WAR ELSEWHERE. Rsbols Say Moscow llavolt Showod Weakness of Government, Chicago, Jnn. :i, Tho Dally News' Hi, Petersburg correspondent rwyst Revolutionary leaders disclaim tho Initiative In tho Moscow Insurrection. One of thorn, M. Ollllaruft, who has Just icttirnod Irom that city, reports to tho St. Petershmg committee that General Doubasoft carried out the mas sacres upon plans agreed upon by Count Wltto nnd Minister Duruuvo, of tho Interior department. Discovering thnt the additions to their pay of 20 or 30 kopecks monthly had nut satis fied the troops, and that mutinies were continuing, tho government de cided that military on interior duty should receive twelve-told wages, and that tho police should bo given special rewards. Hlmiiltauemisly tho govern ors and their subordinates were empow ered to declare martial law at any time on their uwu responsibility. Thus the whole empire was put In a state ot siege. This encouraged the police nnd sol diers to provoke riots by attacking peaceful meetings and bombarding the buildings. Drunken dragoons butch ered everybody, then tho people joined tho revolutionaries and built barri cades, and tho massacre went on, The chief of tho revolutionaries, M, Sokoloft, said: The Moscow demonstration disclosed the weakness of the government. Dur ing an entire week cavalry, artillery, H)llco, reactionary volunteers, generals, admirals and statesmen failed to over come a badly armed force uf 21,000 workmen, while the people remained neutral. Wo shall Im-uIii again In some place llko Odessa or Kir ft, where there are fewer troops and more workmen, and where tho xoplo sympathise with us. In tho lighting at the Nevsky works the other day the loiirs ot the soldiers were greater than ours. The fact that the garrisons at Krasnoyarsk lus Joints! tho revolution shows that the liar's forces aro decreasing, while ours are growing BEGIN REVOLT ANEW St. rotcrsijiirij Roils Decide to Form New Orpilzatloii, WERE CRIITLEO BY RECESSION AGREE TO STOP REOATES. A National Oongross or Workmtn It Planned-Red Sunday Will tin Day of Mourning. St. Petersburg, Jan, 4. The uo. era! meeting of the Workmen's round) I ami ot representatives of thoproletarlii' organisations, which was held scroti the Finnish border, lasted for ilOlnmri adjourning only an hour ago. TV practical result of the meeting wait confession that tho government hM proved too strong In Its fight agaitsi tho strikers and the proletariat orguv Ixatlons, mid that It would be new. I sary to organise ou a new basis tit I armed revolution, to which the liti gates to the meeting were eoininlttej ' A new Council ot Workmen, tvt-l slstlni; of 1M) mrmlM'r, elecui i Similar councils will be organ IrWi everywhere, following which a geiiPrtfj CoiigreM will bo elected, and all eliul urate plan ol battle against the goi.j eminent formulated. Just prior to the adjournment of tU! meeting n resolution was passed III turn the anniversary of January jjj (Red Sunday) into a day of ruouriilni. For this puriMMie an r.ppral willUi made to tho Socialist workmen's nrgta-l Isatlons, IhiIIi In Knropo and the t nit- a ed Htates, to maliifral their ympts; with tho Russian revolutionaries tjj Homing demonstrations ou ilou-lij. NEW MALHEUR PROJECT IS U. Will Weston Farmsrs Sell Wheat. Weston Tho following lots of wheat were recently sold to buyers represent ing the Pacific Coast Klevator company and the KorrGiffurd company: G. DeGraw, 7,732 bushels: Rent Winn. 4,000 bushels; Robert Jamleson, 1,600 bushels; Iley Winn. 1.730 bushels: O. M. Richmond, 6.316 huslils: G. W. Hrggs, 4,805 bushels: L. T. Me. llrlde. 4.123 bushels. Comtxtitlvo bid. ding forced up tho price from 00 cents to 02,V cents a bushel. Big Three Insurance Companlas Make Cleveland Referee. New York, Jan. 3. An agreement to abolish reballnu on premiums has lieen entered Into by the New York Life Insurance company, the Kqultahlo Life Assurance society and the Mutual Life Insurance comtwnv. Announce ment was made today that (Inner Cleveland tins been In en apt,Kjntid referee to decide all question in dis pute that may arWu In such matters and that his salary will he $12,000 per annum, to bo paid Jointly by tho three companies. Mr. Cleveland has ac cepted with the understanding that the olllcers of tho thrco companies are to second his efforts to stop rebating. A similar appointment was held by the late i nomas II. Heed. Any agent who gives rebates will be dismissed from tho service and will nut !m ro-ein ployed by any of the rum. panics. It Is tho desire of tho com panies to secure the ro o, oration of all other life Insurance companies to this agreement. It was said today that, If rebating can bo entirely abolished, the first year premiums ran be reduced. Valley SUOMIT PLAN FOR UIQ CUT. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wedding Day Announced. Washington, Jau. 0. The president and Mra. Roosevelt a.itoind toiHht that the wedding ot Miss Alice Roose velt to Representative Nicholas Long worth, of Cinciuuati, February 17, at 13 o'clock uoou, in the Kast room of tha white house. Great Printing Trust In East. Cincinnati, Jau. 6. The United States Printing company, capital $3, 370,300, one ot the largest concerns of its kind in the country, will be leased to the United States Printing company, of New Jersey, if the stockholders on February! ratify the action ot th di rectors announced today. The com pany has plants in Urooklvn. Mont- cialr, N. J, . Norwood and Cincinnati. The total output is estimated to be nearly $2,600,000 annually. Tho new holding company will take over all the plants of the company. Philippine 1 arid" Up. Washington, Jan 4. Roth branches of congress will convene at noon todav after a holdiay recess ot two wtka. The leaders ot the house have decided that the Philippine tariff bill shall I first considered. It will be renorted without any rule to limit debate, and amendments may bo offered ad libitum. It had been the intention to start with tho statehood bill, but Mr. Hamilton. chairman ot the committee, is not quito ready to report that measure. Ky, Must Keep Roads Open. Weston Unless people residing on the line ot a rural postofllce delivery system keep the roads leading to their places In passable condition they are likely to lose their service. The con dition ot the mountain roads out of Weston has at times been so had that it was difficult for Carrier H. F. Bomer ville to make his trips, and a report of the matter to the authorities at Wash ington has brought that ultimatum to Postmaster Baker at this place. Giant Spruce Log Cut Astoria One of the largest and fin est trees ever cut fn tho Lower Colum bia river district was placed in the water a few days ago by the Gray's Hay Logging company. It was a spruce measuring luo mciies In diameter at the butt and 00 inches at the first limb, 108 feet up. Tho tree was cut into fivo logs, which contained 30,021 leet of perfectly clear lumber. Monster Vegetables From Coos. Coquille The fertility ot Coos conn- ty soil is proved by a turuin nnd radish on exhibition in this city. The radish came from the garden of J. II. James 20c; geese, live. Strikes Bankrupt Big Iron Works. Paris, Jan. 5. The correspondent of the Journal at St. Petersburg sends an interview with an ofllcial ot the Puti lot! Iron works, who declares that the establishment will bo closed from Jan uary 13, owing to tho Impossibility of carryiug ou tho worka alter the losses caused by the strikes. and weighed 101, pounds. Tho turnip camo irom j-ai Mt and was grown by nauea ronuieton. it tipped the scales at 10 pounds. Neither of the monsters had any mora than the ordi nary cultivation. Diphtheria at Weston. Weston Diphtheria has made ita appearance in Weston. James Kilhrore and a boy in his family are attacked, and Mr. Killgore's condition is renort. AjS a a aiAbfMBA A M& f a. u- . ..It 1. 1v ioiwui, a unci quarantine naa bea established by tho city council. Wheat Club, 72c; bluestorn, 73J,'cj red, Otic; valley, 73c per bushel. Oats No. 1 white feed, $27; $20.60 per ton. uariey reed, $2823.50 per ton; brewing, ?:i:i.o0; rolled, $23.60 24 60. Rye $1.60 percental. Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $13 6014.60 per ton; valley timothy, $010; clover. $00: cheat. IB.BOra 0.60; grain ha), $8u. Fruits Apples, 76cQ$ 1.60 per box; pears, $1.26Q1.60 per box. Vegetables Ikans,wax,10(!12Uc tier pound, cabbage, lQ2c per joundj cauliflower, $1.26 per doxen; celery, $3 50 per crate; encumbers, 60fi0c per doxen; peppers, Cc per pound; pumpkins, Ji3Ic per pound; sprouts, 7c per pound: touash. 1 t.aiu.,. ,.,., ,.i. turnips, OOcQsl per sack, carrota, 06 tsoc per ssck; ueete, B5cQ$l per sack. Onions Oregon, No. 1, $1QJ.26 per sack; No. 2, 76Q00c. I'otatoes Fancy graded Jlurbanks, 65076c per sack; ordinary, 60Q00c per sack; Merced aweeta, 2c jer pound, Uutter Fancy creamery, 27a30c per pound. Kggs Oregon ranch, 30c per doren. Poultry Average old liens, 12(3 13c per pound; young roosters, 10c; springs. 12I2Wc; broilers. 12Gsl3oS ,JL chickens, 12Q12J,'c; turkeys, live. 17 QI8c; turkeys, dressed, choice, lflffl DQlOc; ducks, 10c. Stevens Willi Advise Canal Commis sion Bring Labor From Spain. Washington, Jan. 2. The Isthmian Canal commission hold a short srsalon today. Chief Knglneer Stevens, who camo tn Vtariiiriutou tn nrmeiit Mi views to the couiiulmlon on thn li of canal that should ho roniliunliJ was requested to submit any project which he may havo for the excavation, removal and final disposition of the excavated material to I mi taken out of Culehra cut In a canal with a summit ot 85 feet alwvu low tide, and alo to Inform the commission whether or not he has worked out or has a nrolwt fr a snji iuvci waterway. The commission authorised the chairman to appoint a committee to review, appraise, condemn or iIIsimiso of material left on tho Isthmus by the old French company, which must ne cessarily bo removed. Tho experiment tiroiwMnl Inr ... ..!.,. . !alor from tho north ot Spain was approved. May Ue Irrigated, Exclude! Wagon Rosd Land. Washington, Jan. 4. Thn Kettaau. tion service has not abandoned ho mulcting part or thn Malhstir Irrlgatx project In Kastern Oregon. I'ptolii recommendation (lie secretary ; U Interior has withdrawn from rMrr alMiut 20,(130 acres ou the rppri Mi. hour river, as follows Townslnp!! south, range 3(1 eait, sections 27. Jti and 34, township 23 south, range 34 east, sections 2, 3, II, 12, 13, 14, JJ. 5.1 ! 'Jrt -7 MR "lit Ii. I - - ", ' , ", ", ,ww rimy c .- souin, range 37 rati, .ttloi JJj and 31; township 23 south, rangr N rant, sections 1, 2, 11, 12. 13, 3I.J township 2.1 south, range 37 east, m lions o, u, 7, H, 1H, U. This withdrawal dors not Include tUi lands embraced in thn wsKonrosli urant. and It Is immhIIiIii iimIm-i ....il li devised which will rnsble thn gor-'J ernmrni to trr.gsto consldrrabln vacant public laud without waiting for waw.'j road landowners to come to time. Thli move Is being made at the rcuiirat ti the Oregon sonalors, who have twits j conferred with the Reclamation servk In the Iioiki of having somelbliiu dost ! . . . . . . i on mo .tiaineiir project, GERMANY PREPARES FOR WAR. Decision on Irrigation Law, Washington, Jan, 3. In an opinion by Justice Hrewer, tho Supremo court of the United States today alllrmed the derision of the Supremo court of Ari- in in mo case ot Howard vs, Perrln, nvolvlng tho right to use seepage water for Irrigation. A statute giving the r ght to appropriate for purees of r. r gallon water "from any convenient river, creek or stream ,f running --.... film l.u llKIH fl tuiK wo co.iect in it miss water percolating through the soil and draw It oft In pipes or aqulas for irrigation purposes. Reprimand for Young. Washington. Jan. 3 H,-r..iru n... aparle lias acted upon tho proceedings w .. ...imur i.ucicii s omijr, of tho lion- iv""i who was tried on Gives Rush Orders for Large Num ber of Cars. llerlln, Jan. 4. Thn railway admia-1 dilation placed orders lat w,rk far 20,000 frolght ears, at a cost of W,- uuu.uui), with manufacturers ol tu countries, stlHilstlug delivery br tlis mlddlnof February. Reside utilmsf trio car works ot Mcrmany, the con tracts were distributed amntii rnattra in lielglum, Holland, Swltsorlaiil and Italy, which would not have been dm unless Mino rossou fur haste exists Inquiries made regarding the rr.t"o for urgnney resulted in obtaining lbs statement that the ordering of the an was a precautionary measure, the orai staii uesiring to lc ready t l or troops If necessary by tho first of March, Tills Is only a proju-r rnrsiurs oi prudence, it was arlilmod, In vies of the exttmslve military arrangetiifriU going on in France, which, anion oilier dispositions, Include the iiH-vr- ment toward tho German frontier of six reglmsnts of artillery, or I HO gum. itopa uregon, 1005, choice, 10Q lie; prime, 8)(300; medlumJQBc: olda. 5Q7c. Wool Eastern Oregon, average best. 16Q21CS valley, 24Q20o; mohair choice, 30c per pound. ueei messed bulls. Ira 9, pound; cows, 3Q4c; country 4Q4,Wc. ' Vsl Dressed, 8Q8c per pouud. Mutton Dressed, fancy, UQOk'o per ponnd; ordinary, 4Q6c; lambs, 7Q Pork Dressed, 0a7c per pound. c jmr steers, rria iiiuu ..,,, 1 ... .. . . " iMrw .....,, w,w, ,,, ,,, cpio,!,,,, 0 Vessel at Hnn lit...,n i.. pi . , -" " uiuiiior. Tho court found f!, ....i... v.... lltyofa ,llirl oI , j; ((; K Urging negligence of duty' and enced him to revive a letter of ropr. Earthquakes In Auairi. quako shocks wero felt at about 8:30 thia morning at Agrnm, Ollll, Uihcl, Marburg and Grata. Rulldlng Skii arirttr1-'0'1- Millions May Starve. Victoria, R. O., Jan. 4. Thn famlns 1 In North Japan Ii eatislnu thousands to starve, according to advices recrirrJ today by tho steamer Kmprrssof Japan A government report says Mirsgl. Fa- ktishlma and lwstn nrovinces. with population of 2,821,676, are confront ing the worst famine ainco the drsdly ono of 00 years auo. Alreadv t lioui- aiids In these three provinces are f- duccd to shrub roots and bark of Ire to sustain life, and 1 ,000,000 peopl aro In extreme condition Tho inlicrf arising U Indescribable. Snow Blocks Northern Lines. St. Paul, Jan. 4. A heavy mo" storm prevailed hero today and toiitu'" continues with unabated force. Drift three feet In depth havo blocked ion j 01 trie street car line and on otner trafilo la maintained with trreat dlnV culty, Tho temperature, however, I comparatively mild, Specials from K)lnlH In Minnesota and Wisconsin HT. thu storm la the moat aovoro In fm yesra. At Red Wing, Minn., "w tali of 18 Inches la reported. America Guards Asalnst Plagua Victoria, II. 0 Jan. 4. America Qliarantlno nlllenra at Yokohama hT I notified steamship companies U'J' that no persons who nrrivo In Yoko hama vlu Osaka, or vicinity will ba, lowed to proceed to America unlw they remain in Yokohama a week their health It certified to.